Dates of air and rail strikes in May

Travellers are set to face severe disruption and delays in the days ahead as air and rail strikes combine in perfect storm with limited services on public holidays

30 April 2018
By Connexion journalist

Travellers are in for a near-perfect storm of strike misery in the days ahead, as Air France and railway workers' strikes bite hard.

Information on flight and train cancellations on strike days will be published the day before the walkouts begin, and Air France has said it will inform all affected passengers in good time - though it has warned that even services that remain scheduled could be affected by disruption and delays.

Strikes are due on the following days over the coming days, with the next round of Air France walkouts set to start as the current round of negotiations come to an end. Travel on the days immediately after strikes could also be affected, as planes and trains will not be in the right places to operate normal services:

Thursday, May 3 - Rail and Air France strike (Tuesday, May 1, is the Fête du Travail public holiday. Public transport will be very limited)

Friday, May 4 - Rail and Air France strike

Monday, May 7 - Air France strike

Tuesday, May 8 - Rail and Air France strike (also a public holiday)

Wednesday, May 9 - Rail strike (Thursday, May 10, is a public holiday)

No air strikes are yet scheduled beyond May 8, but could be called if negotiations fail. Meanwhile, further rail strikes are planned on the following days
May 13-14
May 18-19 (May 21 is the Pentecôte public holiday)
May 23-24
May 28-29
June 2-3
June 7-8
June 12-13
June 17-18
June 22-23
June 27-28

A list of trains running will be displayed in each station. Any mainline ticket for a cancelled train will be valid on all trains running on that day along the same route. Customers who prefer to cancel their trip has the right to a full refund at the ticket office, regardless of purchase price.

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